THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 28/3/20

Stricly positive, uplifting feel-good music on the radio.
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TASHA LARAE & JIHAD MUHAMMAD: TILL YOU GET THERE (DJ SPEN & SEAN MCCABE REMIX)
SULENE FLEMING: SOLO (LENNY FONTANA NYC REMIX) 
HOUSE DAT SHIT & NIA CHRISTINE: GOOD FEELING (CLUB MIX) 
KYLE KIM FEAT. SHEREE HICKS: SOMETIMES (ANDREA CURATO REMIX) 
REGGIE STEELE & CHRISTIE LOVE: ONE DAY (EXTENDED VOCAL MIX)
RISK ASSESSMENT FEAT. JEMENI G: REMEMBER ME (YUKSEK EXTENDED REMIX)
GROOVIN BEATS ENSEMBLE FEAT. ROBERT OWENS: LET ME HELP YOU (REELSOUL SPACE LAB REMIX)
MARVINMARVELOUS FEAT. SHAUNTE USUAL: BOYS AND GIRLS 
FUNKY PEOPLE FEAT. CASSIO WARE: FUNKY PEOPLE (HUGO LX 5AM EXTENDED MIX)
SIPHO NGUBANE FEAT. GIGA MSEZANE: SAY IT 
STALVART JOHN: SAGAN ON DISCO (ORIGINAL MIX) 
GUEST DJ MIX: DARRELL FOXX & THE GET BACK CREW: SIMPLY FOR THE LOVE MIX
Raw Silk: Do It To the Music (Ghosts Of Venice Remix)
The Vision: Heaven (feat. Andreya Triana) [Danny Krivit Edit]
Kleeer, Joey Negro: Open Your Mind (Joey Negro Seeekret Mix)
Birdee: Start the Weekend
The O’Jays: The Salsoul Orchestra
Aki Bergen: Into My Soul (feat. Carmen Sherry) [Full Intention Remix]
Sartorial: At Midnight
Sartorial & Simon Kennedy: Get Up
The Lab Rats & The Experiment: Music Is My Way of Life (feat. Lisa Millett) [Dr Packer Extended Remix]
HP Vince, Dave Leatherman: The Nu Funk
Love Committee: Law & Order (Dimitri from Paris DJ Friendly Classic Re-Edit)
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THE CAUSE & THE CURE AUDIO BOOK VERSION

Well, having had a bit of unexpected extra time on my hands, (!) I’ve put it to good use and have narrated an audiobook version of The Cause & The Cure. I hope to have this available on Audible (and iTunes) soon. In the meantime, however, if anyone would like to get a copy from me direct, I’d be happy to mail out an mp3. It clocks in at just over six and a half hours in length.
The audiobook is priced at £8.00. The easiest thing would be to pay by Paypal, and the e-mail address you need to find me on there is mark@markdevlin.co.uk (If you don’t use Paypal, however, we could do things by BACS transfer. Just drop me an e-mail to arrange.)
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URBAN ANTHEMS SAMPLE-FEST, FIRST FM, EASTER MONDAY


Just about the only thing that’s not cancelled in the coming weeks!

I’m pleased to say I’ll be doing another Urban Anthems Sample-Fest on First FM on Easter Monday from 7 to 10pm. I’ll be paying tribute to the lost art-form of sampling, by playing a load of familiar rap and hip-hop tunes, plus the original records that were sampled to create their memorable beats. 

When words fail, music speaks.

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REFLECTIONS ON OUR CURRENT SHARED PREDICAMENT

In response to a few requests for my take on the situation in which we all find ourselves, a few thoughts, reflections and perspectives … and some good advice.
Here’s the new edition of The Sound of Freedom that I put out yesterday, consisting of empowering and inspirational music for these times:
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THE SOUND OF FREEDOM, SHOW 96 – INSPIRATIONAL UPLIFTMENT EDITION

I’ve put together a selection of inspiring message music whose lyrics and sentiments speak to these challenging times. Once past the first two, I hope the rest of the songs bring a small amount of positivity and perspective to everyone.
When words fail, music speaks.
CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN
TEARS FOR FEARS: MAD WORLD
M PEOPLE: SEARCH FOR THE HERO
DAVID PEASTON: WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
PRINCE: MONEY DON’T MATTER TONIGHT
GEORGE HARRISON: ALL THINGS MUST PASS
ANNIE LENNOX/ AL GREEN: PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART 
CAT STEVENS: WILD WORLD
MAVIS STAPLES: WE’LL NEVER TURN BACK
THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS: PEOPLE GET READY
TOM PETTY: I WON’T BACK DOWN
JOHN FARNHAM: YOU’RE THE VOICE
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS: THROW AWAY YOUR TELEVISION
MANIC STREET PREACHERS: IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT
THE WHO: WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN
STEVIE WONDER: HIGHER GROUND
COLDCUT FEAT: LISA STANSFIELD: PEOPLE HOLD ON 
STERLING VOID: IT’S ALRIGHT 
JOE SMOOTH: PROMISED LAND
WHITNEY HOUSTON: LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY (JELLYBEAN & DAVID MORALES MIX)
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GOOD VIBRATIONS PODCAST, VOL. 154: SANTOS BONACCI/ CHARLIE FREAK – WHY LAPSED VEGANS FAIL

Why is there such a trend towards former vegans, who say they embarked on that lifestyle out of love and compassion, turning back to eating animal products and bashing the values which they once espoused? Is there validity to their claims that a plant-based diet ruined their health, and eating the animals they once said they cared about is the only way to restore it?
Here to address these issues – and no strangers to the controversy and polarised opinions that this topic ALWAYS creates – are former guests Santos Bonacci and Charlie Freak, who come at the subject from a spiritual and metaphysical standpoint, as well as from a practical nutrition stance.
Charlie ends by observing that ‘coronavirus’ is a direct anagram of ‘carnivorous.’ This won’t be a coincidence.
Santos’ website is here:
His YouTube channel, Mr. Astrotheology, is here:
Charlie’s YouTube channel is here:
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THE SOUND OF NOW. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 14/3/20

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SULENE FLEMING: SOLO (LENNY FONTANA NYC REMIX) 
DJ Q: DANCEFLOOR (GEORGIE AND Q JACKIN HOUSE MIX) 
RISK ASSESSMENT FEAT. JEMENI G: REMEMBER ME (YUKSEK EXTENDED REMIX)
KYLE KIM FEAT. SHEREE HICKS: SOMETIMES (ANDREA CURATO REMIX) 
DANY COHIBA: TIMBALEANDO (ORIGINAL MIX) 
MARVINMARVELOUS FEAT. SHAUNTE USUAL: BOYS AND GIRLS 
STALVART JOHN. SAGAN ON DISCO (ORIGINAL MIX) 
JADAKISS: ANGELS GETTING PEDICURED 
THA SOLOIST & TONE SPLIFF: MASTER THE MOMENT 
JADAKISS: KEEP IT 100 
THA SOLOIST & TONE SPLIFF: RHYME BOOK 
JADAKISS: ME 
THA SOLOIST & TONE SPLIFF: CHAMPION BLOOD 
GUEST DJ MIX: MATT SINGLETON SOULFUL HOUSE EXCURSION
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URBAN ANTHEMS ON FIRST FM, EASTER MONDAY 13TH APRIL


I’m pleased to say I’ll be doing another Urban Anthems Sample-Fest on First FM on Easter Monday from 7 to 10pm. I’ll be paying tribute to the lost art-form of sampling, by playing a load of familiar rap and hip-hop tunes, plus the original records that were sampled to create their memorable beats. A trainspotter’s paradise!

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MD’S TALK/ RADIO/ CLUB DATES, MARCH/ APRIL 2020


Saturday 28th March
The Sound Of Now, First FM, Oxford (8-10pm)

Saturday 4th April
The Sound Of Now, First FM, Oxford (8-10pm)

Saturday 11th April
The Sound Of Now, First FM, Oxford (8-10pm)

Sunday 12th April (Easter Sunday)
Vinyl set, Soul Sundays, Fat Lil’s, Witney

Monday 13th April (Easter Monday)
Urban Anthems Sample-Fest, First FM, Oxford (7-10pm)

Saturday 18th April
The Sound Of Now, First FM, Oxford (8-10pm)

Saturday 18th April
1pm. James Bond Mind Control Presentation, Walkerville Community 
Association, Newcastle 

Sunday 19th April
6pm. Musical Truth Talk/ Conscious Music DJ set, Humpit, York 

Saturday 25th April
The Sound Of Now, First FM, Oxford (8-10pm)

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